Sir Martin Sorrell
Sir Martin Sorrell is Executive Chairman of S4 Capital, a newly funded vehicle with the objective of building a new age, new era, digital advertising and marketing services platform for clients. S4 Capital completed its first acquisition of MediaMonks very recently and is scheduled to be reversed into a UK-listed company, Derriston shortly.
Prior to S4 Capital, Sir Martin was CEO of WPP for 33 years, building it from a £1 million “shell” company in 1985 into the world’s largest advertising and marketing services company, with a market capitalisation of over £16 billion, revenues of over £15 billion, profits of approximately £2 billion and over 200,000 people in 113 countries. Prior to that, Sir Martin was Group Financial Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Company plc for 9 years and worked for James Gulliver, Mark McCormack and Glendinning Associates before that.
He supports a number of leading business schools and universities, including his alma mater, Harvard Business School and Cambridge University and a number of charities, including his family foundation. He is married to Lady Cristiana Falcone-Sorrell and has four children and seven grand-children.